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WCROC Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe inspect trees planted in a gravel bed at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. About 100 trees of a dozen different species are being grown.

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Even people who remember how Dutch Elm Disease decimate urban landscapes in the 1970s might not believe the devastation that experts say will be left once the Emerald Ash Borer invades.


EAB has already made its way into states to the east and southeast of Minnesota and it's wiping out millions of ash trees, sparing almost none in areas that have been hit, said Steve Poppe, Horticulturist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center.

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